IIRC they didn't mention why the 3 missing All-Stars are missing (they showed them briefly, but I couldn't tell if they said why). Also, they didn't even say anything about any of the Shin Sedai except for Yuuji. These and a few other things disappointed me a little with this Navi, but overall I guess it was still decent.
Could've been better if I understood Japanese though...
For those who didn't know, that top 10 list was a fan polled "Most Likely to Kanzenseiha" I'm guessing. Just went to some fans, asked them which out of their list would get Kanzenseiha.
10. Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa (Any MMA/Pro Wrestler is OK in my book) 9. Naoki Iketani 8. Shingo Yamamoto 7. Naoto Kataoka from pop group EXILE (Hey, he's popular) 6. Yuuji Urushihara (Underrated IMO) 5. Yoshiyuki Okuyama 4. Hiromichi Sato (yes, ridiculous) 3. Daisuke Miyazaki 2. Makoto Nagano 1. Katsumi Yamada (I believe this list was created solely for a prelude to his fluff piece)
If someone is going to be an idiot.. I have the right to call them out for what they are. Lord knows everyone does it to me when I do it.
They showed Takeda, Bunpei and Akiyama when, seemingly, speaking of Yamada's retirement. Hopefully that doesn't mean they have retired.
No. The text they used was "absent". They didn't retire. Just not a part of Sasuke for 26
LOL Jams I was screaming going "noooooooooooo.. VLC WTF.." when it crapped out on me.. hoping to fix problems before Sasuke.. (cough.. record that too.. LOL). Anywho your feed was nice and clean and up so quickly! Really appreciate it. I'll use that for the blog
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BTW thoughts on Navi. I was laughing at the order they had those pics.. The board was supposed to be putting the most likely Kanzenseiha's.. and was dying at who they put and in what order..
Yamada had to beg to come back by writing a letter.. so it wasn't fans who clamored him back. I had to laugh about that... and the fact that it would have only been 2 All-stars in attendance they brought him back.. LOL
Kaiou is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!
Was surprised to see the Sasuke runs.. My guess is that they will have those cut for the broadcast on Sunday since the actual tourney is much shorter this time.
Oh and TBS loves Strat and David.. LOL
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People actually think that Sato has a better chance of Kanzenseiha than Shingo or Okuyama? He's never even cleared the 2nd stage, whereas Shingo and Okuyama have both been in the final stage.
I agree, Elsie, Kaiou is adorable.
I'm really surprised that the fans didn't ask for Yamada to come back. I thought he was pretty popular. I'm not surprised that he wanted to come back, though. Like I've said before, he can't stay away from Sasuke for very long. I hope he comes back for Sasuke 27.
The new first stage looks hard. When I saw someone mess up on the first obstacle by missing the rope, my first thought was, "If Shingo does that, I'm gonna scream." As I saw more of the first stage I started thinking, "Aw, man, Shingo is doomed." I hope he proves me wrong.
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I'm bummed I didn't get to see much of Koji Hashimoto, Kongu Takahashi, Hitoshi Kanno, or any of the newer stars. I knew the All-Stars and celebrities were important, but after seeing that Top 10 list by the fans, I now know they REALLLLY frickin important.